[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A little over a week after the 10 year anniversary event in Galveston, we are pleased to announce this was the highest attended event in the perforating industry since the inception of the first perforating symposium, in 2008. With 31 Event Sponsors, 283 registrations, and 251 people attended, we can proudly say that we are a standalone industry, getting stronger with each event.  After conducting an online survey, George King, Brenden Grove, Mark Brinsden, David Cuthill, Phil Crabtree received the most nominalizations for NAPS 2018 top presenters. GEODynamics, Hunting Titan, Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes were the Sponsors that were considered to have the most informative booth at the event. If you wish to see the presentations please click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The  2018 Industry Awards were given to: 

Mark Brinsden-In recognition of his contributions to the Perforating Industry of which included the founding of the International Perforating Forum along with its Executive Committee, and active leadership and participation within the API RP-67 and RP-19B committees.

Frank Preiss-In recognition of his contribution made to the advancement of Perforating Safety for his assistance with maintaining an industry incident database for the current industry incident reporting system, available via perforators.org.

Jim Ellis- In recognition of his technical contributions to the Perforating Industry that were foundational to the development of the PX-1 Expendable Fireset designed to be immune from stray voltages and RF environment.

Claude Jones-In recognition of his technical contributions to the Perforating Industry of which includes the research, design and record-setting performances of many different sizes of shaped charges manufactured by Schlumberger Oilfield Services.

Tim Golian-In recognition of his contributions to the Perforating Industry of which included a long-standing committee member and active Secretary of the API RP-19B committee for 20+ years.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”12401,12403,12405,12406″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]NAPS 2018 Committee would like to give special thanks to the NAPS 2018 Guest Speakers, Richard Spears & David Otte, who gave us great industry insights and shared their motivating success stories. If you’d like to access their power point presentation click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”12402″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Without any further introduction, the IPFC Directors were undeniably present at the event from left to right: JW Segura,  Mark Brinsden, David Ayre, James Barker[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12399″ img_size=”medium ” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We would like to recognize the hard work and efforts of the Organizing Committee members, who made sure that this event was one to be remembered, from the quality of presentations to videos, registration desk support, music band, sponsors layout, agenda, banners, meals selection and prizes. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12400″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]And the most important players were, without doubt, our Sponsors, who made this event possible! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12134″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]